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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:39 AM

6. Yeah it's made us a bit angry to be honest

The 2nd homes around us are steadily filling up and there is no way I'd consider it safe to even do a supermarket trip. Why people feel the need to go to the beach or a bar in the middle of a global pandemic is lost on me.

Well that is the thing, the reassurance is rapidly diminishing and considering the government has publicly stated they are enacting preventative measures and making costs higher as a further preventative it doesn't feel one with confidence. So much for being a citizen.
They say about 70,000 of the 300,000 odd thousand Aussies living OS have returned. I think those numbers freaked them out until they realised they could make some coin out of it.

I'm guessing most of those who have not come back are like us and realistically can't. If we did we'd lose our jobs and possibly the house, our property and possessions would be in limbo and if we want to take the dog with us you need to start planning that 6 months in advance at a minimum. Basically we have decided to try and sort our affairs out and come back for good, it'll probably take 12 months or more though.
The quarantine thing is weird though, I'm happy for the government to continue funding it it'd be the first time in a long time tax dollars were used for good things. Nobody is really out of pocket because of it specifically. I think it is a ruse to cover up just how shoddily they have implemented it. From what I've read a lot depends on where you end up, one place you have no choice but to eat what they give you and at another you can get coles deliveries and uber eats.
Granted the 2 weeks is necessary though and I think most would be happy to contribute a fair amount but 5 grand for a family of 4 has the potential to be devastating for some.

But thanks, we'll do our best to stay safe considering the circumstances and same to you too. Do come to Spain when the time is right despite wishing to flee it right now it is a nice place to visit.

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